The Virginia Railway Express (VRE) received $18.4 million for the design and construction of a pedestrian tunnel that will connect Alexandria Union Station to the King St. Metro Station to help improve safety and access between the two stations.  Currently, passengers can’t walk directly between the Metro station and the Virginia Railway Express (VRE)/Amtrak station. In addition, there are three tracks for VRE/Amtrak trains, but passengers can only reach two of them.  A new pedestrian tunnel that connects both stations and all the tracks will make it easier for passengers to transfer trains, and increase station capacity.